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Turkey's Erdogan hopes Tehran summit will avert Idlib offensive

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ISTANBUL Turkey hopes a summit with Iranian and Russian leaders in Tehran on Friday will avert a Syrian government offensive on the rebel-held Idlib enclave and prevent a new influx of refugees to Turkey, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying.

Chinese 'highway to nowhere' haunts Montenegro

PODGORICA Perched atop massive cement pillars that tower above Montenegro's picturesque Moraca river canyon, scores of Chinese workers are building a state-of-the-art highway through some of the roughest terrain in southern Europe. | Video

World, Jul 16 2018

What's in a name? In Uzbekistan, it signals a reform drive

ALMATY One evening last December, a crane lifted construction workers to the top of the ornate arched entrance to Uzbekistan's biggest commercial market. Overnight, they replaced the huge letters spelling out its title.

World, United Nations, Jul 13 2018

Taxi plows into Moscow crowd including soccer fans, injuring seven

By Jack Stubbs, Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Maria Kiselyova | Video

World, Sports, Soccer, Russia, Germany, Mexico, Jun 17 2018

Factbox: Attacks on mass transit around the world

A Bangladeshi man set off a homemade bomb strapped to his body at a New York commuter hub at rush hour on Monday, wounding himself and three others in what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called an attempted terrorist attack.

U.S., Dec 11 2017

EU and Iran defend nuclear deal, under fire from Trump

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan Senior officials from the European Union and Iran spoke up on Friday in defense of the agreement limiting Tehran's nuclear program, as the pact comes under heavy pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump.

World, United Nations, Nov 10 2017

New York's Uzbeks unnerved by bearded attack suspect

(Story corrects name of Emir Palace owner to Ganiev, from Gergiev, in paras 16 and 18; Corrects example of guesses of more likely origins for suspect to Kyrgyzstan, from Tajikistan, in para 2)

U.S., Nov 02 2017

Suppressed at home, some Uzbeks turn to militant Islam abroad

MOSCOW/ALMATY Pushed by a lack of jobs and strict control of behavior and dissent, millions of Uzbeks have emigrated in recent years. Hundreds of those joined Islamic State in the Middle East, while others turned to religious extremism in their host countries.

U.S. Nov 02 2017

New York attack suspect, an Uzbek immigrant, turned to religion in U.S.: associate

TASHKENT/ALMATY An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York by driving a rental truck down a bike path became interested in religion after emigrating to the United States, a fellow Uzbek who spoke to him two months ago told Reuters on Wednesday.

Suspect in Russia metro bombing was deported from Turkey: Turkish official

ISTANBUL Akbarzhon Jalilov, the man Russian police suspect of blowing up a St Petersburg metro carriage, entered Turkey in late 2015 and was deported to Russia about a year later because of migration violations, a senior Turkish official told Reuters on Wednesday.

World, Russia, Turkey, Apr 12 2017
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Iran's Revolutionary Guards threaten to avenge military parade attack

DUBAI Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to exact "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance for an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades, and Tehran accused Gulf Arab states of backing the gunmen. | Video